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Flashback – VI Lit Fest (2015)

Specifically, these images (taken from the event’s facebook page) are of Antiguan and Barbudan writers participating in the 2015 Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair. You may recall that I was one of those writers, as blogged at my jhohadli blog.


Antigua-Barbuda related books at the book fair included Alscess Lewis Brown’s Moko Jumbie series of children’s books; Jamaica Kincaid’s Mr. Potter, Annie John, Autobiography of My Mother, My Brother, and See Now Then; Joanne C. Hillhouse’s Music Youth, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight, and Oh Gad!; Lady of Parham, a David Edgecombe play, inspired by Antiguan lore; and Pepperport which includes a story, Amelia at Devil’s Bridge, by Antigua and Barbuda’s Hillhouse.


VI Lit Fest panel

This was one of two panels I participated in.  That’s me, far right, and that’s Virgin Islands-US author Tiphanie Yanique with the mic in her hand; to her left is Trinidad and Tobago writer Sharon Millar and to her left Jamaican-VI author Gillian Royes.

reaching for the words

Making a point.


biggest turnout

A strong turn out for U.S.-based, Antiguan and Barbudan author Jamaica Kincaid.


Virgin Islands author and The Caribbean Writer editor, Alscess Lewis-Brown.

Edgar Lake

Edgar Lake, author of The Devil’s Bridge.

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Musical Youth

Me, reading from Musical Youth …the last activity of a very long (at once stimulating and tiring) day.


The next installment of the Fair will be in April 2016.

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Guardian Picks Best Caribbean Books of 2013

So since this is an Antiguan and Barbudan blog, you’ll want to know if any Antiguan and Barbudan books made the list. No resident Antiguan and Barbudan writers did, no…not yet. But there is Alscess Lewis-Brown, born in Antigua, raised and still resident in the USVI. Alscess is the author of Moko Jumbi Majorette which you may remember me previously listing on our page of Antigua and Barbuda Children’s Fiction. I also want to mention Carol Ottley-Mitchell, a Kittitian-Nevisian author, who’s mentioned for her book Fury on Souffriere Hills. Ottley-Mitchell has been and remains a friend to both the Jhohadli Summer Youth Writing Project and the Wadadli Youth Pen Prize. In fact, she is the main sponsor of our Lead by Example Teachers Prize being introduced for the 2014 Wadadli Pen Challenge. If you’ve read my book blogs, you know I’m sorta obsessed with Haitian writer Edwidge Dandicat, so I have to mention that she’s on the list as well for Claire of the Sea Light, which I haven’t read yet but predict nonetheless will be great because she is consistently great. I’m sure the books are all great especially with talents like Debbie Jacob (of Trinidad) and Olive Senior (of Jamaica) also making the cut. Read the full list here.

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